Cannabidiol – CBD for Back Pain that has helped my dad considerably!

May 29 2018
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Back pain is an incredibly common thing in my family. We literally talk about our back pain as often as we talk about the weather, currently I have two uncles that have underwent back surgery and my mom’s boyfriend as well. My dad has suffered with it since a bad car accident when he was just a teenager and actually just discovered CBD oil and it has helped him considerably! The following is about the benefits of CBD oil submitted to Grandma’s House DIY that I felt was really informative!

Back pain is a health problem that, until now, unfortunately has no cure. Nearly 50 percent of all employed Americans reported having back pain symptoms every year. If you consider the length of an adult’s average working life, along with the fact that many back pain issues result in disability and/or chronic pain, this figure is quite alarming.

Back pain can be a unique health issue that is hard to diagnose and treat. There are a number of causes and contributing factors, as well as a wide array of treatments that may nor may not be effective for the same condition.

In this article, we will try to learn and understand more about back pain, the different causes, the current treatments to relieve it and lastly – the benefit of CBD oil for pain and the best way to use it.

What is Back Pain, and what are the common causes of it?

Though there’s no dearth of treatment options for back pain sufferers, there’s nothing developed that may restore the chronic damage of this health problem. Nearly every individual has suffered a bad back at some point in their life and while this may vary in intensity and manageability of pain, the statistic mentioned above is still pretty scary.

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The anatomical parts of the spine is such a marvel in terms of function and form. It contains so many elements, both overlapping and interconnected structures, which can contribute to back pain. In addition, the spine is highly susceptible to injury as it is subject to numerous strong forces such as daily stresses, sudden jolts and twisting, poor posture and excessive sitting.

Some of the most common anatomical parts that causes back pain include:

Due to the numerous elements of bones, joints, muscles and nerves connected to the spine, the underlying cause of a back pain may be difficult to identify. In addition, the numerous overlap of nerve supply in the spine structures makes it impossible for the brain to determine between injury to one part and another. For instance, say, a herniated disc can feel the same to a strained ligament.

What is the Current Treatment for Back Pain?

Today, treatments for back pain comes in many forms – from acupuncture, physiotherapy and massage to prescription medications. But the most commonly prescribed medication is opioid, which have grown more popular as a pain treatment over the last decade.

In the past, opioids were only given to patients who need palliative care, but now, it is commonly used for treating pain for various conditions. However, opioids have a highly addictive nature and may cause unpleasant side effects.

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Another very common treatment is NSAIDs or anti-inflammatory drugs. This type of medication is effective in the management of nerve or muscle pain. But like opioids, NSAIDs have their own side effects too such as stomach discomfort, bleeding tendencies and more.

CBD for Back Pain

CBD has become popular across the world for its pain-relieving ability. It has been proven to alleviate many serious conditions and one of which is back pain. The reason may be due to the way CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system.

The body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a major part in keeping our overall health. It influences the way we sense pain, our digestion, and many more. The ECS releases natural cannabinoids to maintain a state of homeostasis within our body, CBD works along with it, increasing the level of natural cannabinoids.

CBD can tap into our body’s pain pathways in ways that current medication such as opioids and NSAIDs cannot. The best part about CBD is that it is free of side effects and it completely natural, without producing any ‘high’.


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In this article, we will try to learn and understand more about back pain, the different causes, the current treatments to relieve it and lastly – the benefit of CBD oil for pain and the best way to use it. CBD uses for pain, back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain

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  1. May 29, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    I’ll be curious to see over time how this progresses as far as legalization. And Idaho they are going to be legalizing the oil for children with severe seizures but I’m not sure they’re going to go past that anytime soon. I had a bulging disc a few years ago and is very intensive Chiropractic and some acupuncture and my desk was able to go back to where it was supposed to be surgery or injections. There are various alternatives that are good to try as well as x-rays or MRIs to try and find out at least what is causing the pain. Sometimes it’s plain old arthritis versus other issues. I’m glad you got some relief!

    • May 30, 2018 at 9:09 am

      Hi Nancy me too! My aunt and my dad have both benefited from the oil. I was SO surprised it was legal here in Minnesota (albeit incredibly expensive) but I guess its a different kind of oil that doesn’t count as the actual drug or something!?

  2. Margaux Espinosa
    June 7, 2018 at 2:56 am

    There are some instances that I believed that marijuana doesn’t give us a good benefit but I am wrong about this. Because I just read an article saying that CBD can be a useful as a medicine. One of my friends told me about this because in his case he’s been suffering from Sciatica for 4 months now. And he starts to use the CBD as a medicine to his sickness. And it really helps him. Because i see the big difference from his case last 4 months and now. He’s doing ok and well.

    • June 7, 2018 at 8:53 am

      Hi Margaux, CBD oil used in this way is not manufactured with the THC element so its very safe to use. I’ve considered trying it myself with how much its helped my family members! Unfortunately it is still very expensive.

  3. kevin rachet
    July 11, 2018 at 7:56 am

    I have been reading about CBD Creams for back pain as well. Can you comment on if these creams work or not ?
    There is not much online about CBD creams the only article i could find about back pain was on this site
    Any input would be appreciated.

    • July 11, 2018 at 9:05 am

      Hi Kevin my experience is with the oil that gets put directly on the skin, I believe the cream would be very similar though perhaps a dose that isn’t as strong? I have heard from several people that the oil works great so I would think the cream would too!

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